What Is A verruca?
- Verrucas are the outward indication that a virus has entered the skin and the immune system has not been able to destroy it.
- A Verruca can look like a small, granulated lump in the skin. They are white, pink, brown or grey, and often have tiny black dots within them.
- They can be single, appear in small clumps or wider groups covering significant areas.
- When Verrucas are in a weight-bearing area they can be painful, feeling like you are walking on a fiery pebble.
- Although diagnosis can be difficult as corns, callus’ and foreign bodies can look similar to verrucas, it is vital to get a correct diagnosis as inappropriate treatment will have no effect on the growth.
- Once diagnosed, the initial recommendation may be to ignore a verruca if it is not painful or spreading as they often disappear once the immune system recognises the virus as a foreign infection and becomes strong enough to fight it off.
- Verruca eradication is very much linked to the immune system and someone with a compromised immune system through illness, stress or growth-spurts is the ideal environment for an aggressive virus to establish once it has entered through a rub or split skin.
- Boosting the immune system can greatly increase the chances of eradicating the virus.
- Medicaments or freezing the host tissues can be helpful .
- There no one treatment; different treatments work for different people. Verrucas can appear and disappear without any specific effort to remove them.
How We Can Help
- The most effective treatment is to have them thoroughly and professionally assessed by a FeetcarePlus Professional.
- We will suggest the best treatment plan and work with you to eradicate the Verruca.
- We give advice and suggestions to ensure your feet are comfortable for the longest possible time.
- Call 01462 790065 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.